Beam Blockchain to Stop Temporarily

Issue was discovered and fixed soon; developers also made corresponding edits at GitHub
22 January 2019   419

At about 8:00 UTC, developers of the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Beam based on the MimbleWimble protocol reported on stopping the network at block # 25709.

Soon the problem was discovered and fixed. The developers also made corresponding edits to the GitHub repository.

Earlier in the Beam Wallet wallet a critical vulnerability was found, affecting both the desktop version and the CLI implementation.

1st Alternative Zcash Client to be Created by Parity

The responsibility for the continued development and support of the new client called Zebra will be with the Zcash Foundation
18 June 2019   125

The leading developer of solutions for the Ethereum ecosystem, Parity Technologies, presented the first alternative client for cryptocurrency Zcash.

A new client called Zebra is designed to improve the security of the Zcash network. So, if the original Zcashd client will not be able to operate for some reason, the blockchain will be supported by nodes on Zebra.

In addition, with the help of an alternative client, developers will be able to identify bugs and eliminate defects in consensus.

The community wins across the board, as there are now more core developers working on clients, with more interests represented and clients taking different approaches on how to build apps on top. Zcash can now boast a more diversified community that can effectively tailor experiences for Layer 2 developers as well as end-users.

Fredrik Harryson
CTO, Parity Technologies

The responsibility for the continued development and support of the Zebra will be with the Zcash Foundation.